Camco to launch largest dairy biogas project in North America

By Anna Austin | May 19, 2011

London-based Camco International Ltd. announced it has officially launched what it believes will be the largest dairy biogas project in North America.

The project will involve the installation of an undisclosed number of anaerobic digesters in Idaho to convert cow manure into enough biogas to generate 4.5 megawatts of electricity. A 20-year power purchase agreement has already been achieved, according to the company.

Camco estimates the total construction cost of the project at about $25 million. It will benefit from the Recovery Act 1603 Program construction grant of 30 percent, as civil and foundation work have already begun. Construction is estimated to be complete by the middle of next year.

Jim Wiest, managing director of carbon for Camco’s North American division, said that more specific details of the project, including its exact location, will be released within the next few weeks.